Cape Palmas High in Ruins

first_imgThe leading school in Maryland County, which bears the name of the provincial capital, Harper High, is reported to be in ruins, causing the school to be relocated to a locality that appears not to be conducive for learning.The principal of the school, Barbayon K. Bartue, told the Daily Observer in Harper City that the relocation of the school is hampering smooth learning activities, where students can no longer sit in class because the present campus is not fenced.He said whenever the building is renovated it is destroyed in less than a year, making it necessary for the relocation of the school.“Storms always damage the building every season and even some of the walls are hanging, which we cannot afford to be under,” he said.“The Harper High School has been dilapidated for years, but nothing much has been done to have the building rehabilitated,” he explained.The school is located at the bank of Lake Shepard, where most of the trees have been washed away by the sea.There is a small level of renovation going on, but the progress is so slow that, if no good intervention from the government is made, the school will not be available for the next academic year, the principal said.Reports suggest that the county has not been able to convene a County Council Sitting this year.Some local officials who spoke to this reporter on condition of anonymity explained that the county council was held, but they did not have a quorum, owing to the absence of some officials that he did not name.But Superintendent Betsy T. Kuoh–Toe of Maryland County refuted the claim, saying that the December 1, 2015 County Council Sitting was well attended and decisions were reached by delegates.Concerning the renovation of the school, she said a construction firm has been hired to do the renovation, mainly on the roof, which is her main focus.She added that to avoid renovating the school every year, they have decided to buy durable zinc for the roofing so as to resist the sea, which causes damage to the roof after every renovation. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

BC Hydro provides update on power outage for Cecil Lake and Goodlow areas

first_imgCECIL LAKE, B.C. – B.C. Hydro has provided an update to a power outage that is affecting customers in the Cecil Lake and Goodlow areas.According to B.C. Hydro community Relations Manager, David Conway, the preliminary estimate suggests power could be out five to seven days.Conway says a geotechnical assessment needs to be completed before they can proceed with working on restoring power.- Advertisement -“At this time, we don’t have a restoration time. A preliminary estimate suggests power could be out 5 to 7 days. Before any work can begin, a geotechnical assessment needs to be completed. A geotech is scheduled to have a first look at the site by helicopter tonight. Once the area is cleared safe to work, our crews will assess the damage and restoration work will begin.”Approximately 100 customers continue to be without power service in the Goodlow and Cecil Lake areas since Monday morning due to a landslide.We will provide more updates when they become available.Advertisementlast_img read more

Wilshere praises Wenger for Arsenal squad rebuild

first_imgJack Wilshere has praised Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger for rebuilding the squad and creating the right atmosphere at the Emirates.The midfielder, who is on the road to recovery after an ankle injury, remembers an air of concern around the north London club when he broke into the side.However, the French boss has repeatedly nurtured homegrown talents and made shrewd signings to keep the Gunners in Premier League and Champions League contention.“We lost a lot of players from when I started in the first team, a lot of people said Arsenal would never come back but we didn’t listen to them,” Wilshere told Arsenal.com“We kept going, added real quality, world-class players to the squad and the main thing here is the team ethic.“You can see that we have a great atmosphere around, everyone wants to work for one another and we go into every game knowing we can create chances if we stay strong defensively.” 1last_img read more